In the mid-’80s a couple who owned 37 acres in the high Arizona desert wanted to build something a little different.
Employing a Swedish mining technique, they carved a comfortable modern home into a mountainside in the former mining town of Bisbee. Their ingenious idea created a weatherproof home unlike any other in the world.
Now, the one-of-a-kind cave house is on the market for $998,500. It awaits new owners who totally dig adventurous, beautiful, underground living.
The cave dwelling has been featured on HGTV and Forbes, and we even covered it way back in 2013.
The current owner purchased the three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,500-square-foot home in 2018 for $987,000. But after just a couple of months of ownership, he decided to sell the property so he could travel the world, according to listing agent Krystal Winters.
The main house includes a jaw-dropping tropical bathroom, a kitchen, dining area, spiral staircase, and loft bedroom.
The property is fed by natural hot springs, which fill pools and a hot tub located throughout the property. The boulders surrounding the home keep temperatures constant throughout long, hot desert summers and chilly winters.
Above ground is a detached two-story guesthouse with an office, library, workshop, and carport.
Bisbee sits in Southern Arizona among the Mule Mountains. During the early 1900s, it was a booming mining town. After the mine closed in the 1970s, the town was reinvented as a haven for artists looking for an inexpensive place to settle down.
The cave home is an ideal representation of the area—rugged and fiercely individual. And considering the home was listed for $1.5 million in 2013, the current list price makes this quirky abode a bargain to boot.
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